The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Ubuntu skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Ubuntu Linux
England / East of England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 123 146
Rank change year-on-year -5 +23  
Contract jobs citing Ubuntu 8 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.34% 0.27% 0.066%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.38% 1.11% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 2
Median daily rate £375 £438 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +66.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £350 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £273
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £425 £310
% change year-on-year -5.76% +37.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -31.25% -11.11%  

Ubuntu is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 581 629 821
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 25.00% 24.68% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 350 430
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £142 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £509 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 98 104
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £13.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £40.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Ubuntu
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Ubuntu as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Ubuntu in the East of England

Ubuntu
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ubuntu in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ubuntu in the East of England

Ubuntu
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ubuntu in the East of England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ubuntu in the East of England

Ubuntu
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ubuntu in the East of England

Ubuntu
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the East of England region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +4 6 £275 -41.33% 3
Hertfordshire - 4 £500 - 1
Ubuntu
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ubuntu also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (64.00%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (56.00%) Git (software)
3 14 (56.00%) Docker
4 13 (52.00%) Python
5 12 (48.00%) E-Commerce
5 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (44.00%) JavaScript
6 11 (44.00%) TCP/IP
6 11 (44.00%) DNS
6 11 (44.00%) SSL
6 11 (44.00%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (44.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (44.00%) JSON
6 11 (44.00%) REST
7 10 (40.00%) PaaS
7 10 (40.00%) Kanban
7 10 (40.00%) CoreOS
7 10 (40.00%) Node.js
7 10 (40.00%) IaaS
7 10 (40.00%) HTTP
7 10 (40.00%) .NET
7 10 (40.00%) SOA
7 10 (40.00%) TDD
7 10 (40.00%) Scrum
8 8 (32.00%) VMware
8 8 (32.00%) Windows
8 8 (32.00%) DevOps
9 7 (28.00%) CentOS
10 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS

Ubuntu
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.00%) Confluence
2 2 (8.00%) Apache
2 2 (8.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (8.00%) MediaWiki
3 1 (4.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 10 (40.00%) IaaS
1 10 (40.00%) PaaS
2 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (16.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (16.00%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (8.00%) SaaS
5 1 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (44.00%) DNS
1 11 (44.00%) SSL
1 11 (44.00%) TCP/IP
2 10 (40.00%) HTTP
3 2 (8.00%) LDAP
3 2 (8.00%) SAN
4 1 (4.00%) DHCP
4 1 (4.00%) Firewall
4 1 (4.00%) Internet
4 1 (4.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.00%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (4.00%) SNMP
4 1 (4.00%) Wireless
4 1 (4.00%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (56.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (16.00%) Bitbucket
3 4 (16.00%) JIRA
4 1 (4.00%) Hudson
General
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 7 (28.00%) Platform Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (8.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.00%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) JSON
1 11 (44.00%) REST
2 10 (40.00%) .NET
2 10 (40.00%) Node.js
3 1 (4.00%) gevent
3 1 (4.00%) Protocol Buffers
3 1 (4.00%) pytest
3 1 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (4.00%) SQLAlchemy
3 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.00%) Internet of Things
1 1 (4.00%) LPAR
1 1 (4.00%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (40.00%) CoreOS
3 8 (32.00%) Windows
4 7 (28.00%) CentOS
5 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (12.00%) Debian
7 3 (12.00%) Unix
7 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (8.00%) Solaris
8 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (4.00%) AIX
9 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) E-Commerce
3 11 (44.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 10 (40.00%) Kanban
4 10 (40.00%) Scrum
4 10 (40.00%) SOA
4 10 (40.00%) TDD
5 8 (32.00%) DevOps
6 4 (16.00%) Application Performance Management
6 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (16.00%) Performance Management
6 4 (16.00%) Task Automation
7 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (8.00%) Change Management
8 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
9 1 (4.00%) High Availability
9 1 (4.00%) Security Hardening
9 1 (4.00%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) Python
2 11 (44.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.00%) Perl
3 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) AWK
4 1 (4.00%) C
4 1 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) Ruby
4 1 (4.00%) sed
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (56.00%) Docker
2 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.00%) Terminal Services
3 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (44.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (16.00%) Ansible
2 4 (16.00%) Pingdom
3 3 (12.00%) Kubernetes
4 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (8.00%) vCenter Server
5 1 (4.00%) Puppet
5 1 (4.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) VMware
2 4 (16.00%) AppDynamics
2 4 (16.00%) Atlassian
2 4 (16.00%) NetApp
2 4 (16.00%) PagerDuty
3 2 (8.00%) Acronis
3 2 (8.00%) Lotus
4 1 (4.00%) Dell
4 1 (4.00%) EMC
4 1 (4.00%) Google
4 1 (4.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) IBM
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat